Mount Sneffels Wilderness
|Mount Sneffels Wilderness|
|Location||Ouray / San Miguel counties, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Ouray, CO|
|Area||16,566 acres (67.04 km2)|
|Established||January 1, 1980|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Mount Sneffels Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the town of Ouray. The area is named for Mt. Sneffels, which at 14,150 feet (4,310 m) is a prominent fourteener in the San Juan Mountains. The word "Sneffels" is likely an Americanization of the Old Norse word for Snæfell "snow mountain," which is also the namesake of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Snæfellsjökull volcano in Iceland.
- "Mount Sneffels Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- "Mount Sneffels Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- "Wilderness Areas". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- "Mount Sneffels Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
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